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Britain Names New Archbishop of Canterbury

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s government says a new leader of the Church of England has been selected — former businessman and current Bishop of Durham Justin Welby. Prime Minister David Cameron’s office made the announcement Friday, after a long wait for the selection of a successor to the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. Welby is against gay […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury Announces Resignation

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion and the Church of England, announced Friday he is stepping down at the end of this year. Archbishop Rowan Williams said on his website, he will begin a new position as Master of Magdalene College, in Cambridge, beginning in January. He has served as […]

Pope Accepts Resignation of Philadelphia Archbishop

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of the leader of the Roman Catholic archdiocese in the U.S. city of Philadelphia — which has faced accusations of covering up sexual abuse by priests. The Vatican said Tuesday that Cardinal Justin Rigali’s departure was on the grounds of age. The 76-year-old Rigali submitted his resignation when he […]

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